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Digital Herbaria

Typha latifolia

Typha latifolia L.

Broadleaf Cattail, Common Cattail

Typhaceae (Cat-Tail Family)

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), HI (I), CAN (N)

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Specimen & Label Data

Typha latifolia

Common Cattail


Location: 30 m S of wooden bridge, in stagnant water--Oakwell Farms.
Latitude: 0.000000

Habitat: Full sun. In mud and shallow water of a sometimes flooded ditch. Soil probably acidic from humus. Growing among Cyperus, Salix, Poaceae.

Description: Stout, erect perennial from wide spreading rhizomes. Leaves erect, simple, sheathing base of the simple, jointless stalk, pale green, 16+ mm wide. Plant monoecious, staminate portion of stalk above, contiguous to and shorter than pistillate portion (2.5 x 30 cm); both tan/medium-brown.

County: Bexar
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: Jun 25, 1988
Specimen number: 348

Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0553B
Accession Date: Sep 28, 1993
Accession Number: 41

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